The Driving Assessment Battery (DAB) from CogniFit is a set of cognitive tests that work to determine a user's driving capacity.
Online Neurocognitive Assessment Battery for Driving (CAB-DR)
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Driving requires the use of numerous cognitive skills. This assessment will measure a total of 10 cognitive skills that, according to studies, are used when driving. Some of these cognitive abilities are focus, hand-eye coordination, and response time.
The tests will reflect the user's cognitive level when behind the wheel. The assessment will provide a precise measurement of the strongest and weakest cognitive skills related to driving. This information will allow the user to learn about possible cognitive disorders that may make tasks such as driving more difficult.
The assessment was designed by a professional team of neurologists and psychologists. After the assessment is completed, a computerized report is created using sophisticated algorithms, which takes the results from the assessment and puts them into an easy-to-read report for both the professional and the user.
The cognitive driving assessment measures a number of cognitive skills in different areas. The results from each one of the tasks will be used in the calculation of the different cognitive skills below.
- Memory area: Visual short-term memory.
- Attention area: Divided attention, focus, and inhibition.
- Perception area: Width of field of view, visual scanning, and estimation.
- Coordination area: Hand-eye coordination and response time.
- Reasoning area: Shifting.
- Psychological traits specific to driving: Risk avoidance and obedience to rules.
Battery of Tasks and Tests for a Driving Evaluation
- Duration: The Driving Assessment Battery will take about 20 minutes.
- Scoring: Computerized.
- Audience: Adults 18+.
- Results: Personalized.
Nueropsychological Areas Analyzed
Scientific documentation: Validated battery of tasks.
The driving assessment battery is made up of 12 different tasks that assess a total of 10 cognitive skills. Each of the tasks was rigorously tested and validated, receiving very satisfactory results. The Alpha Crombach statistic was used to test the reliability of the tool, and the result was around .8.
After finishing the assessment, the CogniFit program gathers information from the test and provides and a computerized report for each user. The report highlights the user's cognitive strengths and weaknesses related to driving. The results are shown in the form of graphs or tables, which makes it simple for both the professional and the user to understand.
The set of cognitive skills that will be assessed in the driving battery were selected based off of a study of the main skills needed for driving.
Below you will see the skills measured in the driving assessment battery located in different blocks. Each block explains the importance of each of the skills and how they are related to driving.
All of the tasks that make up the driving battery are based on a scientific method based on evidence. This proves that the driving assessment is effective and allows for an assessment of the subject's cognitive state when driving.
Thanks to the sophisticated algorithms from CogniFit, the user will receive their own score for each of the assessed cognitive skills.
The battery was created with one main objective in mind, to provide the sufficient information to the professional and the user about their cognitive state so they can safely get behind the wheel.
Measurement and Results from the Cognitive Tests
One of the most important characteristics of the Driving Assessment Battery is that no results will be the same as another because it was created to be personalized for each user
At the beginning of the task, you will see some instructions. These instructions will help the user understand what the task does and get them familiar with what they have to do. In some tasks, points are not counted until a few seconds after it starts to give the user time to adjust. After this period of time, the program will start to register the information and create a computerized report with the final results. This report, as previously mentioned, gathers the information from the assessment and indicates which skills are stronger and which are weaker. The program will then create a personalized training program for the scores that fall below average.
All of these results will be shown by graphs and tables, and can be compared to the rest of the population in the user's age range. The table below is an example of the results you will see on the report.
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